Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wow! What Gifts They Have

Piano and Trumpet Prodigies
Here’s a couple of videos I ran across.  The first is a six year old girl who plays the piano. The second is about an eight year boy who is a trumpet player.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Appreciate every single thing you have,
especially your friends!  
Life is too short and friends are too few !

Quote of the Day
We need not destroy the past.  It is gone. 
~John Cage

Joke of the Day

Games for When We are Older

  • Sag, you're it
  • Pin the toupee on the bald guy
  • 20 questions shouted into your good ear
  • Kick the bucket
  • Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says bend over
  • Doc Goose
  • Simon says something incoherent
  • Hide and go pee
  • Spin the bottle of Mylanta
  • Musical recliners

(I’m playing some of these games now.)

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Seven Ups

Not the Uncola
7upThis is not about the 7 UP beverage. This is about seven “up” things to do in our life. This was sent to me a long long time ago. I rediscovered it recently, and I thought you might find it helpful.

The 7 Ups!

1. Wake Up !!
Decide to have a good day.
"This is the day the Lord hath made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalms 118:24

2. Dress Up !!
The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
"The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart."
I Samuel 16:7

3. Shut Up!!
Say nice things and learn to listen.
God gave us two ears and one mouth,
so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking.
"He who guards his lips guards his soul."
Proverbs 13:3

4. Stand Up!!
. .. . for what you believe in.
Stand for something or you will fall for anything.
"Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time,
we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..."
Galatians 6:9-10

5. Look Up !!
. .. . to the Lord.
"I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me".
Philippians 4:13

6. Reach Up !!
. . . for something higher.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not unto your own understanding.
In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path."
Proverbs 3:5-6

7. Lift Up !!
. . . your Prayers.
"Do not worry about anything; instead
Philippians 4:6

There’s a lot of wisdom in the above…


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Interesting bumper sticker:
Procrastinate Now!

Quote of the Day
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
~Napoleon Bonaparte

Joke of the Day

Written by a third grader, on what his grandparents do.

After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school.

One child wrote the following:

We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa.  They used to live in a big brick house, but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona. 

Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass.  They ride around on their bicycles, and wear name tags, because they don't know who they are anymore.  They go to a building called a wreck center, but they must have got it fixed because it is all okay now, they do exercises there, but they don't do them very well. 

There is a swimming pool too, but they all jump up and down in it with hats on.  At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it.  He watches all day so nobody can escape.  Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in their golf carts. 

Nobody there cooks, they just eat out.  And, they eat the same thing every night - early birds.   Some of the people can't get out past the man in the doll house.  The ones who do get out, bring food back to the wrecked center for pot luck.  My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and, says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too.   When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the doll house.  Then I will let people out, so they can visit their grandchildren.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Ever Heard of the Turbo Encabulator?

Sounds Realistic
All that jargon they use in this video describing a non existing device is amazing. I think that about 90% of the words don’t even exist.

The guy that did this is a great actor in that he didn’t break out laughing midway through the video. If you haven’t ever seen this, you will have good example of gobbledygook or BS.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

Quote of the Day
Trust only movement.  Life happens at the level of events, not of words.  Trust movement.
~Alfred Adler

Joke of the Day

A blonde went to a flight school insisting she wanted to learn to fly. As all the planes were currently in use, the owner agreed to instruct her by radio on how to pilot the solo helicopter. He took her out, showed her how to start it and gave her the basics, and sent her on her way. After she climbed 1000 feet, she radioed in. "I'm doing great! I love it! The view is so beautiful, and I'm starting to get the hang of this." After 2000 feet, she radioed again, saying how easy it was to fly. The instructor watched her climb over 3000 feet, and was beginning to worry that she hadn't radioed in. A few minutes later, he watched in horror as she crashed about half a mile away. He ran over and pulled her from the wreckage. When he asked what happened, she said, "I don't know! Everything was going fine, but as I got higher, I was starting to get cold. I can barely remember anything after I turned off the big fan!"

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ball Park Dirt

And I Have A Picture
I have a picture I took the other day of some ball park dirt. It shows some dry and dusty dirt covered by the shadows of the backstop.


Well, you know I am hard up to make a post to my blog today by showing you dirt. But this is clean dirt. It’s not like the a lot of dirt you find on the internet. Anyway, I thought the picture was neat and interesting.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
To be successful you must work smarder and not harder, and be careful of your speling.

Quote of the Day
Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future. 
~Paul Boese

Joke of the Day

A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night. It was her turn. She rolled the dice and she landed on Science and Nature.

Her question was, "If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?"

She thought for a time and then asked, "Is it on or off?"

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Shrubbery Trimming

A Favorite Job? NO WAY!
Yesterday, I worked hard and trimmed shrubbery. I think I would rather have a tooth pulled. It is not something I enjoy. I had some help. My fishing buddy Doug came over and helped. I ran the electric hedge trimmer and Doug did the pick up and final clean up. I could never of made it without his help.

I had a first yesterday. I did not cut the electric cord. I usually will find a way to cut the electric cord, blow a breaker, and take the time to repair the cut. I’m pretty good at making the repair, as seen from the previous repairs shown in the following picture.


There’s at least one repair on the cord that is rolled up. So I’ve done it at least 5 times. But yesterday I did not cut the cord. Yea!!!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Any closet is a walk-in closet…
If you try hard enough.
(Now that’s just plain dumb!)

Quote of the Day
Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don't do it.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A blonde was driving home after work, and got caught in a really bad hailstorm. Her car was covered with dents, so the next day she took it to a repair shop. The shop owner saw that she was a blonde, so he decided to have some fun. He told her to just go home and blow into the tailpipe really hard, and all the dents would pop out.

So, the blonde went home, got down on her hands and knees and started blowing into her car's tailpipe. Nothing happened. She blew a little harder, and still nothing happened.

Her roommate, another blonde, came home and said, "What are you doing?" The first blonde told her how the repairman had instructed her to blow into the tailpipe in order to get the dents to pop out.

Her roommate rolled her eyes and said, ..."HELLLLOOOO!!! You need to roll up the windows."

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Good Lesson

Learn Early in Life
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle. When 24 hours in a day is not enough; remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee. This is a good lesson.balls

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and start to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

rocks The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - God, family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions. Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car..

The sand is everything else -- The small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, You will never have room for the things that are important to you.

So... Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap.

'Take care of the golf balls first -- The things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked'. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Set your priorities. Take care of the most important things in your life. Are God and Family 1st and 2nd?

Quote of the Day
An apology is a good way to have the last word.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

This blonde decides one day that she is sick and tired of all these blonde jokes and how all blondes are perceived as stupid, so she decides to show her husband that blondes really are smart.

While her husband is off at work, she decides that she is going to paint a couple of rooms in the house. The next day, right after her husband leaves for work, she gets down to the task at hand. Her husband arrives home at 5:30 and smells the distinctive smell of paint. He walks into the living room and finds his wife lying on the floor in a pool of sweat. He notices that she is wearing a ski jacket and a fur coat at the same time.

He goes over and asks her if she is OK. She replies yes. He asks what she is doing. She replies that she wanted to prove to him that not all blonde women are dumb and she wanted to do it by painting the house. He then asks her why she has a ski jacket over her fur coat.

She replies that she was reading the directions on the paint can and they said.... FOR BEST RESULTS, PUT ON TWO COATS.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Softball & Baseball… and Fishing

It Gets Hot Out There
We’re going to watch Kara and Zachary play softball and baseball these days. They play on the teams sponsored by Eastman here in Kingsport.

Here’s a few pictures…

Here’s Kara with her cousin, Sara, after one of their recent games. You might notice that Kara is wearing glasses these days.

2010-06-17 10.02.18

Zachary’s waiting for his turn to bat while in the dugout. IMG_3406


IMG_3417 Now he’s in the batter’s box. He got a nice hit. See video clip below.

Fishing: We Got Blanked! 
We went fishing yesterday. Zero Keepers, and one wee throwback. We went to South Holston and Watauga Lakes. Yes, we fished 2 different lakes in the same day. It shows how desperate we were.

We went to South Holston, and we were not catching any fish. We decided to zip on over to Watauga Lake. We took the boat out of South Holston at 12:30 pm, and we were back in the water on Watauga by 1:30 pm. We fished Watauga until after 5 pm and only caught one small rainbow trout. We were fit to be tied, as well as being hot, sweaty, and tired… and nothing to show for our labor. A real bad day of catching for sure!!!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Recipe for Good Sleep:
Every night turn your worries over to God.

Quote of the Day
Justifying a fault doubles it.
~French Proverb

Joke of the Day

The blonde reported for her university final examination that consists of "yes/no" type questions. She takes her seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes, and then in a fit of inspiration takes her purse out, removes a coin and starts tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet Yes for Heads and No for Tails.

Within half an hour she is all done whereas the rest of the class is sweating it out.

During the last few minutes, she is seen desperately throwing the coin, uttering and sweating. The moderator, alarmed, approaches her and asks what is going on. "I finished the exam in half an hour. But I'm rechecking my answers."

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Father’s Day Card

About Fish
I had a wonderful Father’s Day. It started Saturday with Kevin & family taking me to the Red Lobster. Then on Sunday we we with to see my Dad & Sister. Later in the day I received a call from my daughter. Kevin & family came by to visit me later after we returned from Knoxville. And later I received a phone call from my Granddaughter, Mandy. I had nice cards and neat gifts from each.

But I have to share the card I received from Zachary, Kara, Lesley and Kevin. Here’s picture so you can see the fish.

2010-06-21 08.48.26Here’s what it said:

Holy MACKEREL, you’re one great dad!
No TROUT about it.

You totally kick BASS,
Sure, you’re a CLOWN sometimes

But you’re a hip CAT, too!
In TUNA with the times!

Without you life would be CRAPPIE!
The whole family would FLOUNDER!

go on, but long story short…
You’re the Greatest Dad Ever,

and that’s no Fish Story!
Happy Father’s Day

The back side of the card said,
Love You Heart and SOLE!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Some said that f
amilies are like fudge -
mostly sweet with a few nuts.  I’m one of the nuts.

Quote of the Day
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice,
but because you are. 
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where a family member lay gravely ill. Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber. 'I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news,' he said as he surveyed the worried faces. 'The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant.  It's an experimental procedure, very risky, but it is the only hope. Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the BRAIN.'

The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a time, someone asked, 'How much will a brain cost?'

The doctor quickly responded, '$5,000 for a male brain; $200 for a female brain.'

The moment turned awkward.

Some of the men actually had to 'try' to not smile, avoiding eye contact with the women.

A man unable to control his curiosity, finally blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask, 'Why is the male brain so much more than a female brain?'

The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group, 'It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to price the female brains a lot lower because they've been used.'

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Dogs Enjoying the Summer

Looks Like Fun
Check out this video. Looks like the beach has gone to the dogs. Enjoy.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It’s going to be a hot day. Stay cool.
Go to the beach with those dogs

Quote of the Day
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing,
and the lawn mower is broken.
~James Dent

Joke of the Day

One day a blonde kept having the same weird dream everyday, so she went to see her doctor.

Doctor: What was your dream about?

Blonde: I was being chase by a vampire!

Doctor: (giggles quietly) So... what is the scenery like?

Blonde: I was running in a hall way.

Doctor: Then what happened?

Blonde: Well that's the weird thing. In every single dream, the same thing happened. I always come to this door, but I can't open it. I keep pushing the door and pushing the door, but it wouldn't budge!

Doctor: Does the door have any letters on it?

Blonde: Yes it did.

Doctor: And what did these letters spell?

Blonde: It said "Pull"

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father’s Day

June 20, 2010
I don’t usually make a post on Sunday, but today is special. It’s Father’s Day! hfd
I want to tell you about a couple of Dads in my life that mean a lot to me.

First I want to wish my own Dad a happy father’s day! If you know him, you know what a special person he is. If you don’t know him personally, you may of heard of his blog: Dad’s Tomato Garden. Dad always taught by example. He was and still is a man of the highest honesty and integrity. Some of the things he taught me through the years: Put God first, Work hard and never quit, You’re never too old to learn and try something new, Drive safely, Be kind to everyone, Smile, Help another when the opportunity is there, etc.

Second, I want to wish my own son, Kevin, a happy father’s day. He has two wonderful children. He is a devoted and caring father who puts his family first. He’s teaching his children the same things my Dad taught me. 

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’m a lucky man. Here I am heading toward 72 years of age, and I still have my Dad to enjoy.

Quotes of the Day
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived,
and let me watch him do it.
~Clarence Budington Kelland
Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter
how tall I've grown.
~Author Unknown

The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

When my sister, Mary, was in grammar school, she was doing her homework one evening. We we all sitting around the room. Mom was close by, maybe in the kitchen. Dad was intently reading the newspaper.

Mary asked Dad, “Daddy, have you ever been to Africa?”

Daddy never looked up or stopped reading, but he replied with a question, “No, have you?”

(This is one of those family stories that we tell often. Dad just smiles.)

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Illegal Immigration

What is Your Position?
From what I have read and heard, it seems we are the most lenient country in the world concerning illegal immigration. My feeling is that immigration ought to be legal.

When we were in Mexico (we lived there for nearly 3 years) we had to have our papers with us at all times. When we traveled within Mexico, going from state to state, it was common to be stopped and have your papers reviewed. This was most likely by armed security guards or police.

And even in this country, when I drive I have to have papers (a valid drivers license, or other identification to do business, make a purchase, etc.) What’s wrong with that? I want our country to be secure. I want our borders closed with only legal crossings. Am I asking too much?

Funny Video About Immigration
I think you’ll enjoy the following video by Ray Stevens which is dedicated all those immigrants who do thing the legal way, Enjoy!


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

Quote of the Day
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is,
the less noise it makes.
~Edward Frederick Halifax

Joke of the Day

A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to be late for Bible class.

As she ran she prayed, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late! Dear Lord, please don't let me be late!"

While she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress.

She got up, brushed herself off, and started running again.
As she ran she once again began to pray, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late...But!--please don't shove me either!"

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Breakfast at Ginger’s

Ginger is a Dog!
Watch Ginger eat her breakfast She eats cereal, eats a banana, and drinks coffee… and does it human like. I think you’ll get a real laugh out of this. Enjoy!

Just Thinking… I believe with a little effort Kara and Zachary could pull something like this off using their two dogs, Oreo and Boo. That would be hilarious!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You’ve heard people say, “If I had known I would live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” Well that’s kind of true in a way. I think if I had known how aging would impact me, I would have been more careful with knees and my back when I was young.

Quote of the Day
The... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life.  Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop. 
~Quentin Regestein

Joke of the Day

A first grade teacher collected well known proverbs.
She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. Their insight may surprise you.

  • Strike while the ..........Bug is close
  • It's always darkest before.....Daylight Savings Time
  • Never underestimate the power of....Termites
  • You can lead a horse to water
  • Don't bite the hand that........looks dirty
  • No news is...............impossible
  • A miss is as good as a.........Mr.
  • If you lie down with dogs, you'll....stink in the morning
  • The pen is mightier than the............pigs
  • An idle mind is...........The best way to relax
  • Where there's smoke there's.........pollution
  • Happy the bride who...........gets all the presents
  • A penny saved is...............not much
  • Two's company, three's..........the Musketeers
  • Children should be seen and not...spanked or grounded
  • If at first you don't succeed.....get new batteries
  • You get out of something what you..see pictured on the box
  • When the blind leadeth the blind......get out of the way
  • Laugh & the whole world laughs with you,cry have to blow your nose

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

TVA Fish Surveys

Checking on the Health of the Fish
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has an ongoing program of doing fish surveys to evaluate the the health of the various species of fish in the reservoirs.

IMG_0311I didn’t get to go this year, but my friend Ralph went  and sent me this picture of him holding one of the fish from the survey. This nice largemouth bass (over 5 pounds) was returned to the lake just after this picture was taken. It was weighed and measured and checked for any disease or parasites.

TVA does this in all the reservoirs at multiple locations. The surveys Ralph and I have been on were on Douglas Lake. Click here to view the 2010 Sport Fish Survey Schedule.

I went on two surveys in past years in the Swann’s Bridge area of the lake. If you are interested, you can check out my pictures here:


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life is a journey. Don’t be in haste.
Take your time and enjoy life.

Quote of the Day
Man is fond of counting his troubles,
but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has
enough happiness provided for it.
~Fyodor Dostoevsky

Nobody really cares if you're miserable,
so you might as well be happy.
~Cynthia Nelms

Joke of the Day

Rick, fresh out of engineering school, went to a interview for a good paying job. The company boss asked various questions about him and his education, but then asked him, "What is three times seven?"
"22," Rick replied.

After he left, he double-checked it on his calculator
(he *knew* he should have taken it to the interview!)
and realized he wouldn't get the job.

About two weeks later, he got a letter that said he was hired for the job!

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but he was very curious. So,the next day, he went in and asked why he got the job, even though he got such a simple question wrong.

The boss shrugged and said, "Well, you were the closest."

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

American Values

Are They Being Lost Forever?
If you’re an American, and believe in what made America great, and desire that America continue to be great… then you will enjoy listening to Dennis Prager in this video.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You know those forms you fill out, and they ask you who to contact in case of an emergency. I think I’ll start writing in “A Good Doctor”.

Quote of the Day
Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.
~Robert Brault

Joke of the Day

A little old couple walked slowly into McDonalds that cold winter evening. They looked out of place amid the young families and young couples eating there that night. Some of the customers looked admiringly at them. You could tell what the admirers were thinking......

"Look, there is a couple who has been through a lot together, probably for 60 years or more!"

The little old man walked right up to the cash register, placed his order with no hesitation and then paid for their meal. The couple took a table near the back wall and started taking food off of the tray. There was one hamburger, one order of french fries and one drink. The little old man unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half. He placed one half in front of his wife. Then he carefully counted out the french fries, divided them in two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife. He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them. As the man began to eat his few bites of hamburger the crowd began to get restless.

Again you could tell what they were thinking..... "That poor old couple. All they can afford is one meal for the two of them."

As the man began to eat his french fries, one young man stood and came over to the old couple's table. He politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple to eat. The old man replied that they were just fine. They were used to sharing everything.

Then the crowd noticed that the little old lady hadn't eaten a bite. She just sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink.

Again the young man came over and begged them to let him buy them,something to eat. This time the lady explained that no, they were used to sharing everything together. As the little old man finished eating and was wiping his face neatly with a napkin, the young man could stand it no longer.

Again, he came over to their table and offered to buy some food. After being politely refused again he finally asked a question of the little old lady. "Ma'am, why aren't you eating ? You said that you share everything. What is it that you are waiting for?"

She answered.... "the teeth".

(TG Note – I refuse to capitalize french in french fries)

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

You Can Learn A Lot From Dogs

If Dogs Were Our Teacher
Here’s a list of things we would learn if Dogs were our teacher.

  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet  them.
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  • Allow  the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure  Ecstasy.
  • Take naps.
  • Stretch before rising.
  • Run, romp, and  play daily.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  • Avoid  biting when a simple growl will do.
  • On warm days, stop to lie on your  back on the grass.
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a  shady tree.
  • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire  body.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Be loyal.
  • Never  pretend to be something you're not.
  • If what you want lies buried, dig  until you find it.
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit  close by, and nuzzle them gently.
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Someone told me, “
You know, I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people didn’t like me anyway.”

Quote of the Day
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.  Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
~Henry Ward Beecher

Joke of the Day

Remember these tongue twisters? Can you still say them?

  1. Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers
  2. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
  3. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
  4. Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Backyard Action

I’m Feeding the Squirrels as Well as the Birds
I thought you might enjoy a few photos I took in the last day or so.

IMG_3356 We have some robins nesting in both our front and back yards. We recently learned that each year they come back to the same place to build their nests. I thought they looked familiar. :-)

This fellow looks like he’s up to no good. Don’t you agree?
And here he goes!
Hey! I just put that out for the birds!
I wish that woodpecker would show up now!


He seems to be enjoying himself.
Tennessee Granddaddy Says: 
I was thinking about old age and decided that old age is 'when you still have something on the ball, but you are just too tired to bounce it.'  That is my situation.

Quote of the Day
A friend accepts us as we are
yet helps us to be what we should.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

They went to breakfast at a restaurant where the "seniors' special" was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $1.99.

"Sounds good," the wife said. "But I don't want the eggs."

"Then I'll have to charge you $2.49 because you're ordering a la carte," the waitress warned her.

"You mean I'd have to pay for not taking the eggs?" the wife asked incredulously.


"Then, I'll take the special."

"Ok. How do you want your eggs?"

"Raw and in the shell," the wife replied.

She took the two eggs home.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Soldiers Surprise Their Loved Ones

Joyful and Tearful
The following video is a compilation showing the surprise of loved one to the soldier’s return. Let us all be thankful for our loved ones who are safe and close to us, and prayerful for all those who are separated.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Appreciate the important things in life. The things that really matter are not material. Tell all your loved ones that you love them as often as you can. Life is short.
You’ve heard of faith, hope and love.
In the life to come we won’t need faith or hope. That’s why the most important of these things is love.
I Corinthians 13:13

Quote of the Day
Love does not consist of gazing at each other,
but in looking together in the same direction.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Joke of the Day

A young couple decided to wed. As the big day approached they grew apprehensive. Each had a problem they had never before shared with anyone, not even each other.

The Groom-to-be, overcoming his fear, decided to ask his father for advice. "Father," he said, "I am deeply concerned about the success of my marriage. I love my fiancée, very much, but you see, I have very smelly feet, and I'm afraid that my future wife will be put off by them."

"No problem," said dad, "all you have to do is wash your feet as often as possible, and always wear socks, even to bed."

Well, to him this seemed a workable solution.

The bride-to-be, overcoming her fear, decided to take her problem up her mom. "Mom," she said, "When I wake up in the morning my breath is truly awful."

"Honey," her mother consoled, "everyone has bad breath in the morning."

"No, you don't understand. My morning breath is so bad, I'm afraid that my new husband will not want to sleep in the same room with me."

Her mother said simply, "Try this. In the morning, get straight out of bed, and head for the bathroom and brush your teeth. The key is, not to say a word until you've brushed your teeth. Not a word," her mother affirmed.

Well, she thought it was certainly worth a try.

The loving couple were finally married in a beautiful ceremony.
Not forgetting the advice each had received, he with his perpetual socks and she with her morning silence, they managed quite well.

That is, until about six months later.

Shortly before dawn, the husband wakes with a start to find that one of his socks had come off. Fearful of the consequences, he frantically searches the bed.

This, of course, woke his bride and without thinking, she immediately asks, "What on earth are you doing?"

"Oh, no!" he gasped in shock, "You've swallowed my sock!"

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